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Monday, May 22, 2006

Alt. weekly launches blog to fight Gannett

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2006 at 10:30 AM

File this one in the "That Was Quick Dept." The Jackson Free Press of Mississippi reported last week about its struggle with a Gannett distribution scheme that could put them out of business. On Friday, they launched a blog to chronicle and organize their efforts.

Goliath Blog is a clearinghouse where readers can find links to other Mississippi publications affected by the Gannett plan. They can also download a petition to Gannett and the Clarion-Ledger, and sound off about the plan, or communicate with each other in the comments thread.

This is the first time I've seen a newspaper use a blog this way. It's neat. I like it.

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Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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